New duel in the low-budget market for processors
As with the normal processors from Intel and AMD, the Pentium 4 and the Athlon XP, another competition could soon arise, this time with the new Celeron and Duron. Intel is starting with the Pentium 4 with Willamette core and AMD with the Duron Appaloosa, manufactured in 0.13 micron technology and now with the XP rating known from XP had to be content with an FSB of 100 MHz, rumors suggest that the new Duron will now be operated with 133 MHz FSB. A Duron with 1.4 GHz clock frequency should make the start, which would correspond to a P rating of 1600+. Everything else will stay the same, the L2 cache with 64 KByte, the L1 cache with 128 KByte.
Intel relies on the Willamette core of the Pentium 4, albeit in a slimmed-down form. For example, the L2 cache will only be half that of the Pentium, 128 Kbytes. The start will be a 1.7 GHz Celeron, which is planned for the end of May.